Today’s News & Commentary — September 6, 2017
The New York Times reports that the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice, Europe’s human rights court, ruled on Tuesday that it would allow companies to monitor their employees emails if they are notified in advance. The ruling applies to the 47 countries of the council of Europe, a distinct bloc from the European Union which includes nearly every country on the continent.
A new Gallop poll shows that support for the labor movement is up from an Obama-era low. 61% of Americans say they support unions, up from 48% eight years ago and the highest since 2003. Gallup suggested that, at least with Republicans, the rise can be attributed to President Trump’s rhetoric about restoring manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
Axios reports that Houston may run into trouble finding workers to rebuild the city, and that President Trump’s decision to end DACA may exacerbate the problem. Between a quarter and half of Texas’ construction workforce are illegal immigrants.
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce is holding a hearing today on the sharing economy. The full list of witnesses and a link to view the hearing can be found here.